All posts tagged: Kate Stockman

So hip it hurts: Class

“Classy is when you have a lot to say but you choose to remail silent in front of fools”   ‘Class’, een magisch woord in de ‘betere’ hospitality kringen. Helaas vaak (en verkeerdelijk) geassocieerd met stijf, bourgeois en vooral niet-modern. Inderdaad, driemaal helaas. Klasse staat vandaag voor de talloze vormen van verrassende, ogenschijnlijk moeiteloze verfijning, of zoals het zo mooi klinkt ‘effortless sophistication’. En dat is nu juist key: het moet lijken alsof het geen of nauwelijks moeite heeft gekost. Niet dat dit echt zo is, uiteraard zit er achter deze nonchalante stijl, uiterste precisie, creativiteit en oog voor het kleinste detail. In de fashion wereld kennen ze de truc al lang, maar op vlak van hospitality is er nog wel wat werk. In het nieuwe ‘classy’ doe je veel moeite en prep achter de schermen. Eens voor het oog van gasten, doen we heel gewoon en gaat het er losjes aan toe. Maar je voelt het meteen, dit klopt, dit is geen gelukstreffertje. Deze gesofisticeerde stijl zien we vandaag bijvoorbeeld in de manier waarop bloemen …


Banksy’s Dismaland, a fabulous stunt art show. PART 1

The moment I got the news that Banksy was about to open an entertainment park, (one that is not) near his hometown Bristol, I knew that I wanted to be there. With any means. But as expected, we were not alone. From the first second the website was online, he crashed, due to 6 million hits from all over the world. You would crash for less, no? Our planning began, as we decided to take the car, get on the Eurotunnel, a car-train under the channel, to drive another 3 hours to this weird little coast village, called Weston-Super-Mare. (Very cool name by the way.) The quest for tickets started. (A Banksy show at Bristol city museum in 2009 attracted more than 300,000 visitors over 12 weeks, so we knew it was not going to be easy to get in). One week after the opening week, the site was back on line and the hunt kicked off. 3 hours later, we had 4 most desired tickets for an evening session, and the day after, 4 …

My brand new company logo – A life story-day 110.2

  Kate Stockman and her brand new company structure SQUID, is proud to present it’s company signature logo. It took us a while to arrive at this result, but let’s say, it’s pretty amazing, no? Studio Beard, founded by the talented Dimi Decooman, created this complex tiger image that reflects me, the stuff & digs that surround me,  the glorious of cities, the beauty of nature, the style of a world that fascinates me and above all, an image for my company that’s about the future and the way people and brands should co-exist together.  For a good life, a feel of well being, a planet to keep and a very positive attitude towards the world tout court. 

Maison Martin Margiela_’replica’ fragrances: An inspiration story-day day 105.4

Maison Martin Margiela_’replica’ fragrances Invitation to discover the three new fragrances of the house ‘Maison Martin Margiela’. Sunkissed salted skin, fragrance beach walk 1972, will be my favorite, I guess, but also the Fun Fair Evening in  Santa Monica stimulates already my scent imagination. All the news Tuesday, after the live event in Brussels.